Friday, 31 May 2013

SeemaCrafts - Mixed Media Challenge

WOOHOO My first Design Team piece for 'SeemaCrafts'

Junes Challenge is 'Mixed Media' and opens for enteries on the 1st June 2013. For this challenge we would like people to use your imagination and think outside the box.
We love cards being entered, however this challenge is for people to get messy and use what they have always wanted to use. Because of the theme, we would like more than just 'Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments' used on a card.
Mixed media can be from glass to wood to metal to inks to varnishes etc.....Raid your crafty stash and garages/sheds and let your creativity run wild :D
This challenge will run for a month over on SeemaCrafts
SeemaCrafts also have a website, youtube channel and a facebook group, please click the following links for further information:
This months challenge is sponsored by the amazing 'LEJ Designs'
My Design Team Piece
Well, down to what I have made.....I have to say, I am so proud of this piece as it is so far out of my comfort zone I cant even see it anymore lol

What I Have Used
 Canvas Board - From the Works
Vintage Image - Given to me by a Fellow Crafter
Ribbon - From my Stash
Vintage Papers - Given to me by a Fellow Crafter
Skeleton Leaves - From The Range
Large Paper Rose - From The Range
Pearl Strand - From a Local Florest Warehouse
Stamp - From HobbyCraft
Ink - Rangers Forest Moss Distress Ink
Ink - Rangers Crushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Ink - Rangers Old Linen Distress Ink
Craft Mask - From eBay
Mod Podge - From eBay
Wall Filler - From Homebase
Wired Twine - From a Local Florest Warehouse
Bronze Metal Key - Given to me by a Fellow Crafter
Alcohol Ink - Rangers
Ink Spray - Rangers Old Linen and Crushed Corduroy Distress Ink Re-inkers
I have to admit, I loved making this as I got VERY messy and just did what I felt like doing rather than thinking it out.
I hope you like my make, and I hope it has inspired you to pop over to SeemaCrafts and join the challenge....

Challenges I would Like to Enter

Crafty Ribbons #46 - Anything Goes with Ribbons or Lace
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Inkspirational #22 - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More #194 - Ribbon or Lace
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Happy Campers #17 - Use Metal
Challenges 4 Everybody #21 - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts - Anything Goes

Hugs and <3 as always, and thank you for visiting,
Lisa xxxxx

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


After the recent tragic events, I would like to post the HELP FOR HEROES link.
It would be wonderful if people could donate to this worthwhile charity, and show support for our troops of the past, present and future as well as those fallen ones.
If we all donated just £1 then it would make a huge difference to the people who are directly and indirectly affected by this charity.
Rest in Peace Lee and all the other fallen and injured soldiers.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Lisa xxxx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

LEJ Designs - Challenge #55 - Celebrate

WOW Another quick two weeks..... Can't believe how quick these challenges come around.
I havent done a huge amount of crafting, as my brother has been home and I have been getting things sorted out to make my crafting more easier (i.e. more organised to I can actually find what I want to use).....
This weeks challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog is 'CELEBRATE'.
The top prize is a choice of 4 fantastic Digi Images from LEJ Designs Shop.
Second prize is supplied by one of our wonderful sponsors, which this week is:
For information on chances to win more prizes, please see the main blog post.
Right, here is what I have made. I have to admit, I found this quite difficult as my mojo seemed to have gone on holiday!!
What I Used
Happy Day Digi Image from LEJ Designs
Polaroid Frame from a Serif Digi Kit
Roses from a Serif Digi Kit
Backing from a Serif Digi Kit
Ribbon from Stash
Coloured Card from Stash
Tonic Border Punch
8x8 Card Blank
White ink pen for Faux Stitches
Secura Glitter pen
Marianne Designs Heart Dies
Flat Backed Pearls
I hope you like this card. It isn't one of my best, however my mojo had gone walk about!
I really hope you will pop over to The LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and join in with the wonderful challenge.
Hugs Lisa xxxxxx

Friday, 24 May 2013

'Blog Of The Week', New DT and What I've been up too

What I've Been Doing
Well, I have been on Slimming World for about 6 weeks now and I finally hit my '1 stone award' as well as my 'Bronze Body Magic'. For the body magic and weight loss I have been doing lots and lots of exercise and cooking. Due to this, I haven't had much time to do anything but make the odd card at night.
I have now found an even balance between the weight loss and my love of crafting.....
Blog Of The Week
I have won 'Blog Of The Week' over on the All Things Crafty group on Facebook.
I am so happy to win this as I haven't had much time to blog of late and felt my blog was being neglected. This has spurred me on to blog more again.....
I am just waiting on the badge for this, so I can show it off on my blog sidebar.
 New Design Teams

I am so so pleased to announce that I have been asked to joining the Design Team of Seema's Crafts
This Challenge blog is still quite new and I am excited to join the team and promote the blog and its lovely owner.
Seema Crafts currently have a challenge running 'Alter a match box' and there are some gorgeous prizes up for grabs. Pop over and have a look....
I am also very pleased to be asked to join the Design Team for The Friendly Crafters group on Facebook. This is a different kind of Design Team as there isn't a challenge blog.
The role of the DT is to help answer crafters questions, judge monthly group challenges and make tutorials for the challenge themes.
Please pop over and have a look, all new and existing crafters are welcome.
Cards I Have Made
I wont bother trying to explain how I have made ALL of these, but if you want any details then please just ask......

Sorry for the many photos, but I had a lot to catch up on lol
I hope you enjoy looking and all comments are welcome.
Hugs Lisa xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge #53 - using borders and/or corners

WOW that fortnight went quick! 

Today is the launch of Challenge #53 - Use borders and/or corners, over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - 

LEJ Designs is run by the very talented Lindsay Elis Jolly. Lindsay draws her own digi images, which are very easy to colour and very versatile! On the challenge blog is the link to Lindsay's web shop. 

The random winner will win 4 fantastic images from LEJ Designs. 
Second prize is donated by one of our amazing sponcers, please go to the Challenge for more DETAILS.

I have been missing in action for a while due to several things all happening at once.... I won't bore you with details! 

I am slowly getting back into crafting and blogging thanks to my DT place on LEJ Design Team. 

Here is my make.....

What I used:

LEJ Designs 'Mrs She' digi stamp
Various diecuts
Gold mirri card
Paper from stash
Black mirri card
Red card for card base
Card Candi
Black ribbon from stash

This was a great card to make, with all the rich colours..... 

I hope you will join the Challenge this week, and future weeks as they are always fun and we always have great prizes up for grabs!!! 
Please pop over and show some support for the Blog, amazing sponcers and its Design Team... 

Hugs Lisa xxxxxxx